Music Heals? According to Kathleen M. Howard it does.
Kathleen M. Howard is a leading proponent of the healing properties of music. As a speech pathologist she uses music to enhance her practice as a speech pathologist. In a TedX talk, Howard explains how she successfully incorporates music into her therapies along with her desire to bridge the gap between the science and art communities.
Howland specifically uses music to:
enhance speech, language, cognition, and movement in habilitation and rehabilitation settings.”Kathleen M. Howland
In the talk, Howard also identifies how gauging response to music in early childhood can be used for diagnostic purposes.
Don’t miss this excellent TedX Talk.
How Music Can Heal Our Brain and Heart
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